under initiative of Kraut.Space Jena e.V. and KABI.tk
We try to bring initiatives, hackspaces and people from different regions together by visiting each others, participating in joint meetings and talks and making new friends.
You can walk around and talk to the people you meet, just like in the real world.
The 2D world is a game-like world in which you can walk with a character (avatar) and interact with other people.
The idea for this world was born after the rC3, the remote congress of the Chaos Computer Club in 2020. There was a similar 2D world set up. We don’t want those lovely made maps just disappear, so we decided to gather the necessary technical things to give some hackspaces from Thuringia, Saxony, Brandenburg, Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia a new home.
You can move your character using the arrow keys ← ↑ → ↓ or the letters A W S D on your keyboard. Unfortunately, there is currently no on-screen joystick available, so the World can currently only be used via PC/laptop.
After starting, you will find yourself in Thuringia. Here you will find various buildings, trees, mountains and rivers. The buildings are representative for the places where hackspaces or other initiatives are located. For example, you will find the "Jena Tower" a bit east (right) of the starting point and get to the local hackspace. There are often signposts on the maps to give you a general overview. You can also adjust the layout of your browser by reducing the zoom factor to get a better sight.
If you meet another character in the world and when you are standing close enough to each other, an audio/video conversation opens. This is symbolised by the circle that forms around the character, but also by the mini-video chat windows that appear on the right side.
Up to four people can be in a conversation at the same time. If you want to hold a conversation with more than four participants at the same time, look for a video room. These can be found on many maps: these are integrated Jitsi sessions via KABItalk. Here, many people can talk or give lectures. The Jitsi rooms can also be accessed from outside, e.g. via app on your smartphone.
Please use the editor software that you can download here:
Maps can be hosted on GitHub or another repository manager of your choice. It is important that access to raw files is unrestricted.
You can find the current code on Gitea.
Kraut.World uses the Jitsi instance KABItalk. All video rooms are also accessible externally via
There is a Matrix room, a Pad, and the possibility of mail contact for people interested in the project.